April 23, 2015 — The $500 million International Development Association credit will support the country’s goal to save one million lives by significantly improving maternal, child and nutritional health services for women and children. Read More »
April 13, 2015 — The global decline in prices of commodities such as oil is having a negative impact on Sub Saharan Africa's economic growth, which is expected to slow to 4% in 2015, a new report finds.Read More »
March 4, 2015 — In Africa, nine countries in the Niger Basin are working to better manage water resources to improve food and energy security and preserve ecosystem services and traditional livelihoods.Read More »
February 24, 2015 — Through videoconferences organized by the World Bank office in Senegal, health ministers from Nigeria and other West African countries share experiences and ways to prevent the spread of the disease.Read More »
The World Bank Group’s emergency response to the Ebola crisis is to help stop the spread of infections, improve public health systems throughout West Africa, and assist countries in coping with the economic impact.
IDA is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. Established in 1960, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans (called “credits”) and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions.